Dry Dropper Time, See This Video!

July 1, 2014

Well anglers, it is dry fly time from here on out it feels like.  Although we will still do some indicator fishing often times we'll simply tie a beadhead nymph right underneath a bushy dry fly for ease and maybe some breathtaking excitement as a big trout swims right past the nymph and engulfs your surface offering!  That is exactly what this video is about.  A tip for what to do when the trout gets a bit tangled in your two fly rig.

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1.  Use a heavy nymph as a dry dropper, tungsten is awesome.  Here are a couple of great nymphs for dry dropper setups.  You can also use a tiny piece of split shot.  It works INCREDIBLY well!

2.  Vary your depth, shorter is easier to cast and easier to keep both flies in the seamline.  Sometimes we run as short as 6" especially during an active hatch.  Other times, we might run 3' if there is a specific hole that we are targeting.

3.  Use fluorocarbon tippet.  4X to sizes 10-14, 5X to sizes 16 - 18  

4.  Use a 7.5' leader, max.  3X or 4X to your dry fly, but your dropper line should be weaker than your dry fly tippet (so you don't lose both flies on a snag!).  If your nymph snags it is best if you just lose your nymph.  

5.  High stick the boily water behind boulders and target fast water.

6.  Watch the video on what to do when the fish gets tangled up.